Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
March 3, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
March 5: 
         Lent I

Vestry Member of Day:
    Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt, Leigh Bradley

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Martha Leake
Usher - Max Bontrager

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko, 
   Walton Carter, Joe Tomberlin
Lay Readers -  Walton Carter, Nancy
   Lutsko, Joe Tomberlin
Acolytes - Kate Hanson, Rich Johnson,
   Philip Ryan
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

First Lesson - Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Psalm - 32
Second Lesson - Romans 5:12-19
Gospel - Matthew 4:1-11

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM 
Thursday Holy Eucharist
7:00 AM
Upcoming Events

March 4: Children's Play Date
March 8: Lenten Teaching Series begins
March 10-11: Women's Retreat Weekend
March 25: 20's and 30's Dinner
March 30: Vestry Meeting
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
church office (229) 242-5115

Philip Ryan
Assistant to the Rector
church office (229) 242-5115
Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115

Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper  
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Millie Johnson
Director of Children's Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Angela Duncan, Music Director
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Office hours: Monday - Thursday
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner / Teaching Series
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "No Greater Love: Reflections on the Cross" will begin on March 8 and run through April 5, 2017 from 6:40 - 7:45 p.m.  

Childcare will be provided in Gabard each Wednesday night from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Each Wednesday we will provide a yummy dinner for the kids. After dinner we will do a fun Bible Science activity! Our first experiment will be the Soda Geyser! With this experiment kids will see an explosion
of liquid as the amount of soda seems to grow and grow. Kids will learn that with Jesus we will always have all that we need! Please join us for this fun and exciting Bible Science series!
Women's Retreat Weekend
Friday - Saturday, March 10-11, 2017
Mark your calendars for March 10-11, 2017 there will be a Women's Retreat Weekend held at Christ Church.  Friday, March 10 from 6-9 p.m., Snacks and Fun.  Saturday, March 11 beginning at 9 a.m. with a light breakfast and coffee.  We will have lunch and conclude with a Eucharist at 2:00 p.m.  All women are invited to attend.  Please RSVP the church office if you are planning to attend.
Birthday Prayers
First Sunday of Month
Sunday, March 5, 2017 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of March to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, March 10, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will on March 10th at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Children's Play Date
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Christ Church will be having a Children's Play Date at McKey Park on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 10:00 a.m.  All CEC children are invited to attend!
Children's Choir Practice
Sunday's beginning at 11:15 a.m.
The Children's Choir (PreK 3s - 5th Grade) will be performing during the 10:00 service on Easter Sunday, April 16th.  Karen May will begin practice March 5 through April 9th during the first 15 minutes of Sunday School.
By Wednesday, April 12th
Please bring individually wrapped candy (no chocolate please) and plastic eggs to the church office between now and Wednesday, April 12th. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11:00 Easter Morning! Many thanks in advance for your generosity!
EYC - High School EYC meets on Sundays at 6:30pm in the Gabard building. 

Starting Wednesday, March 8th, the EYC middle school group will eat dinner with the rest of the church for the Lenten teaching series (dinner is at 6:40pm) and then go to EYC. We will end the same time as the teaching series. 

This Friday night - all middle school students are invited for a night at the movies! We are going to see the new Lego Batman movie. Please RSVP to Philip by 4pm on Friday. Tickets will cost $5 and please be at the theater at 7pm. 
ECF - Episcopal College Fellowship
ECF (Episcopal College Fellowship) -  Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered to help cook for our college students! Family dinners are on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. We also have two small groups during the week one on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM and one on Fridays at 9:30 AM. Both small groups meet in the Student Union. 
20's & 30's Dinner
Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
20's & 30's Group are invited for food, fun and fellowship at the Rectory on Saturday, March 25th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The main course and drinks will be provided; each participant is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. 
The Gabard Building will be open and staffed for nursery and/or childcare. Dinner will be provided for them as well.
Stitchers of Love
March 5, 2017
The Stitchers of Love will be meeting Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  

We will be meeting on March 5th to work on Bunny Creations. No knitting or crocheting needed, so come and bring a non-stitching friend.  All are welcome.
Lunch Bunch Needs
First and third Saturdays each month
We need fruit cups for Lunch Bunch.  Please consider picking up a six pack of fruit cups when you do your family grocery shopping.  The children love the fruit and the Lunch Bunch volunteers appreciate it. 
DR Night - Thank You! 
The totals are in for our Mardi Gras Dominican Night Dinner and Auction on February 23. 86 people attended the event. Total receipts for the evening were $16,031. The cost of catering the meal was $2,364, leaving a grand total of $13,667. What a great success! Thank you to everyone who donated items, donated scholarships, bought items, or otherwise contributed to the event. We have the best Home Team!

We currently have 10 designated scholarships, and will be accepting more donations for scholarships through June. Early in July, we will send all the scholarship funds to the school in El Pedregal. A large portion of the proceeds from the DR Dinner and Auction will go for scholarships just as soon as we determine the final costs of our mission trip projects. 

New Online Photograph Albums
New photo albums for Bishop Benhase's visitation and the construction progress of the DR house (site is being cleared!), along with many older ones, are archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
March 4 - March 10
4 Helen McClure
5 Marilyn Kemper, Harrison Tillman, Jr.
6 Mitchell Beeland
9 Phoebe Singleton
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
March 4 - March 10
5 Marilyn Kemper
10 Stephanie Johnson
Wedding Anniversaries this week
March 4 - March 10
None this week

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary.  
Remember in your prayers
Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Ann Burnette, Tom Call, Caty Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Emily Joiner,  Jerriann Levy, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Marjorie Nielsen, Laura Paine, Brandi Porter, Scott Retterbush, Debbie Richardson, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Jack Stann, Kathie Stevenson, Chris Young, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta